"A vital investigation . . . of the process by which racial injustice is perpetuated in America."
—John Lewis, U. S. Congressman
"So timely and necessary. . . A
powerful reckoning with the past."
—Natasha Trethewey, U. S. Poet Laureate
"A must-read, thorough, detailed and powerful. It's a story we need to know and never forget."
__author of Just Mercy
"Extraordinary. . . [Phillips]
lays bare a telling paradox
of historical amnesia and unforgettable terror. "
__author of Parting the Waters
"[Phillips] faces the specter
of a bloody history without turning his back on the hope the present has brought us."
__author of Leaving Atlanta